Appraiser

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Just_In_Thyme, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Just_In_Thyme

    Just_In_Thyme Beach Lover

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    Anyone know of a local appraiser that is familiar with this market? I would like to get an appraisal of a proerty.
     
  2. SHELLY

    SHELLY SoWal Insider

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    Depends on what you're trying to do. Are you looking for someone who will appraise high (for selling or pulling cash out), someone who will appraise low (for tax purposes) or someone who's honest.
     
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    Just_In_Thyme Beach Lover

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    I want someone who is honest. Aren't they all???
     
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    SHELLY SoWal Insider

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    "But, as the Appraisal Institute recently testified to Congress, appraisers are under increasing pressure from lenders, mortgage bankers and real estate agents to "hit their number" when appraising property.

    Rather than come up with an independent estimate of a home's value, appraisers -- who are typically independent contractors -- say they are being told to base their estimate on a predetermined value. "



    Here's a link to CNN Money article about appraiser fraud:http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/23/real_estate/financing/appraisalfraud/
     
  5. kurt

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    Tommy Sholes 850-267-2180. He's been appraising 30-A for 30 years.
     
  6. OnMackBayou

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    I highly recommend William V. Shaffer of The Appraisal House - 850-244-0656. If The Appraisal House offers to send someone else, you are on your own.
     

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